The Essence of Turbulence as a Physical Phenomenon

With Emphasis on Issues of Paradigmatic Nature

  • Arkady Tsinober

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction—The Phenomenon and the Problem of Turbulence

  3. Issues of Paradigmatic Nature I—Origins and Nature of Turbulence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Arkady Tsinober
      Pages 41-46
    3. Arkady Tsinober
      Pages 47-66
  4. Issues of Paradigmatic Nature II—Specific Features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Arkady Tsinober
      Pages 87-129
  5. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-192
    2. Arkady Tsinober
      Pages 193-210
    3. Arkady Tsinober
      Pages 211-219
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 221-229

About this book


Now in its second edition, this book clearly, concisely and comprehensively outlines the essence of turbulence. 

In view of the absence of a theory based on first principles and adequate tools to handle the problem, the “essence” of turbulence, i.e. what turbulence really is from a fundamental point of view, is understood empirically through observations from nature, laboratories and direct numerical simulations rather than explained by means of conventional formalistic aspects, models, etc., resulting in pertinent issues being described at a highly theoretical level in spite of the mentioned lack of theory.

As such, the book highlights and critically reexamines fundamental issues, especially those of paradigmatic nature, related to conceptual and problematic aspects, key misconceptions and unresolved matters, and discusses why the problem is so difficult. As in the previous edition, the focus on fundamental issues is also a consequence of the view that without corresponding advances in fundamental aspects there is little chance of progress in any applications. More generally there is a desperate need for physical fundamentals of a great variety of processes in nature and technology in which turbulence plays a central role. Turbulence is omnipresent throughout the natural sciences and technology, but despite the vast sea of information available the book retains its brevity without oversimplifications, making it of interest to a broad audience.


Dynamical Properties Fluid Mechanics Physical Phenomena Phenomenon of Turbulence Turbulent Flows

Authors and affiliations

  • Arkady Tsinober
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-99530-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-99531-1
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